Considering that this is probably the greatest “intelligent” insult around, the question of one’s credentials in a particular field is popping up regularly on The Runs. Hence the reminder that neither Joseph Muscat nor Joe Vella Bonnici are economists. True. Should we also be told that our Minister for Finance, Economy and Investment is also not an economist?
“Tonio graduated in Management and Accountancy (B.Com) at the University of Malta, he then completed his B.A.(Hons.) Accountancy, in 1992. He is now a warranted Accountant and Auditor.”
Muscat’s crime is of course the “passing off” as an economist I.e. claiming to be what he is not. Then again Tonio does not claim to be one, and isn’t one, and it works for him. So what is the point?